What does lowly mean?

Definitions for lowly
ˈloʊ lilow·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lowly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern(adj)

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

  3. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowly(adj)

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"


  1. lowly(Adverb)

    In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.

  2. lowly(Adverb)

    In a low condition; meanly.

  3. lowly(Adjective)

    Not high; not elevated in place; low.

  4. lowly(Adjective)

    Low in rank or social importance.

  5. lowly(Adjective)

    Not lofty or sublime; humble.

  6. lowly(Adjective)

    Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lowly(adj)

    not high; not elevated in place; low

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  2. Lowly(adj)

    low in rank or social importance

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  3. Lowly(adj)

    not lofty or sublime; humble

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  4. Lowly(adj)

    having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  5. Lowly(adverb)

    in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  6. Lowly(adverb)

    in a low condition; meanly

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lowly in a Sentence

  1. Mary:

    My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.

  2. Alfred Austin:

    So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.

  3. Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man 1871:

    Man with all his noble qualities, with sympathy which feels for the most debased, with benevolence which extends not only to other men but to the humblest living creature, with his god-like intellect which has penetrated into the movements and constitution of the solar system- with all these exalted powers- Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers.

  5. Jesus Christ:

    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    • A. accessory
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